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57th BFI London Film Festival, 9-20 October : Tickets (FINALLY!) booked
Me with Red Ribbon
rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
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Members' Priority Booking for the 57th BFI London Film Festival (9 to 20 October 2013) opened today and it proved to be a nightmare!

The payment facility on the website collapsed, and the phones were constantly engaged. However, I was not going to let that stop me and so, taking on the challenge, I went to the BFI in person, to queue up and get my tickets.

That experience was much better than I expected. After queuing for 1 hour 15 mins I got tickets for all the screenings I wanted to book for - 7 in total. They are listed below in the order in which I am seeing them.

The Double: Jesse Eisenberg finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a confident and ambitious doppelganger in Richard Ayoade’s latest curiosity.
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=1DB92E41-189C-45A7-BE9C-60FC0953C4F2&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=4F8BF8CE-3DE2-40F7-BE31-0B44ECF92F8E

Omar: A white-knuckle thriller that sees a young Palestinian try to evade the Israeli security services while earning the love of his girlfriend.
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=3CE66E15-6F89-46A0-BA40-05B27AF2916F&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=A8EDD320-8FCA-49E9-946A-8E00137A0305

The Kill Team: A sensitive, shocking exploration of US war crimes in Afghanistan, focusing on the whistleblower who brought murder to light.
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=1CFF5E0F-C7AB-4D3F-A913-DCC10CFE3E21&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=EC14CE0A-2EDF-44A1-9159-212CB43EF410

Tom at the Farm: The latest from Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan follows a young man who finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=7D02FCC1-0D8A-46C0-9767-77D6EB71DDCF&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=000CFDCA-2A38-4540-ACAD-AA5F4B80DFA9

May in the Summer: Comedy about the travails of a Christian Arab-American writer and her attempts to marry her Muslim boyfriend against her mother’s wishes.
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=59F0C151-E75D-473F-9C64-F132EEC00B6A&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=37D871D3-D5B8-4D2F-AA10-A385FE881C9E

Night Moves: Dakota Fanning and Jesse Eisenberg shine in a thriller that combines cinematic lyricism with an astute exploration of radical environmentalism.
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=146FB6AB-72F6-4398-AE97-B887B16B99DE&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=BAF5BE20-3857-441B-AEC8-14CFD8FAB5CB

Locke: Ivan Locke’s (Tom Hardy) hitherto rock solid life slowly falls apart during a drive to London.
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=AF3F29CE-09DE-486F-8059-C510B27087A5&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=1C60DBC6-9B93-4CB9-B345-43F225C39247

Apparently, as of now, the website and its payment facility are back up and running again.

You can browse the full line-up of over 300 features, shorts and events that will be taking place in venues across London here (and attempt to book tickets!):
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff

And a digital version of the Festival brochure is available online here:
http://www.emagcloud.com/bfi/BFI_London_Film_Festival_2013_Programme/index.html

Happy browsing!
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All of these sound intense, but Locke interests me the most because anything all Tom Hardy can't be bad. :-) Seriously though, an interesting selection to look forward to.

Yes - it is an interesting selection and I am looking forward to it :) I did not have a holiday this year - I am doing the London Film Festival instead!

There were other films I wanted to see, but the dates/times did not work for me.

Locke also features Andrew Scott - an added bonus! :)

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